Daniel Yon, anthropologist, filmmaker and Associate Professor, holds a joint-appointment with the Dept. of Anthropology and Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto. His scholarly work engages with race and racism, diasporas, cosmopolitanisms and questions of belonging. His filmmaking reflects efforts to ‘think with the sea’ and focuses on migrations, displacements, place-making and memory. His Sathima’s Windsong, a meditation on the life and time of South African jazz vocalist, Sathima Bea Benjamin, was runner-up for the Audience Award, Encounters, 2010.
Director: Mining Memory
Locals of St Helenian descent share stories of their ancestors’, with themes of race, heritage and the significance of ‘place’, both real and imagined, being explored.